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Outdoor notes: Registration open for Indian Cave’s Mushroom Run; Science...

LINCOLN, Neb. – Registration is open for runners to enter the Mushroom Run at Indian Cave State Park. The run will be held in conjunction with the park’s annual Outdoor Adventure on April 27. The run includes the Morel Mile and 5-kilometer races. Each begins at 8 a.m. The $20 entry fee includes a T-shirt…

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Fairbury girls win indoor track and field meet at Concordia Thursday

SEWARD, NE - The Fairbury girls' track and field team opened the 2019 season with a bang Thursday, taking first at the Concordia University Indoor Track and Field Invite. The Lady Jeffs took first with 114 total team points. Seward came in second with 99, while Omaha Skutt Catholic had 87 in third. In total,…

Nebraska pitcher Connor Curry has 'significant injury,' will miss 'exten...

LINCOLN — Left-hander Connor Curry will miss an “extended period” of time after reinjuring his surgically repaired elbow, coach Darin Erstad said. The sophomore from Lincoln Southeast left during the fourth inning of Sunday’s game against Baylor after experiencing arm discomfort. “He’s got a significant injury and we’re going to have to just kind of take…

Iowa High School Athletic Association selects Tom Keating as its sixth e...

The Iowa High School Athletic Association has selected Tom Keating as its sixth executive director, effective July of this year. Keating, 63, who is currently the president at Cedar Rapids Xavier, will replace outgoing executive director Alan Beste, who announced his retirement in August. “We’re thrilled to welcome Tom Keating to the IHSAA family,’’ said…

Creighton falls to Xavier in Big East tourney, puts NCAA tournament hope...

NEW YORK CITY — Creighton couldn’t complete a second-half comeback against Xavier in the Big East tournament quarterfinals Thursday. It lost 63-61 after a tip-in in the final minute and likely fell out of the NCAA tournament at-large conversation. The Jays (18-14), who trailed by as many as 12 points shortly after halftime, tied the…

15-0 second-half run keys Husker rally against Rutgers, helps NU stay al...

CHICAGO — A late 15-0 run from Nebraska advanced the Huskers to the second round of the Big Ten tournament in a 68-61 win over Rutgers. Nebraska trailed 51-48 with about five minutes left. NU then turned Rutgers over four times, hit four of six shots, and ran away with its first win in the…

Peru State men's basketball team earns No. 5 seed in NAIA Division I tou...

The Peru State men's basketball team earned a fifth seed when the NAIA Division I tournament brackets were announced Wednesday afternoon. Peru State will play William Carey (Miss.) in its opening-round game on March 21 at 5:45 p.m. The tournament. which begins March 20, is played at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City. Peru State won…

Top-ranked Concordia women win program's first NAIA Division II basketba...

The third time was the charm for the Concordia women’s basketball team. After finishing as national runner-up in 2015 and last season, top-ranked Concordia claimed the NAIA Division II championship with a 67-59 win over second-ranked Southeastern University of Florida in the final Tuesday night in Sioux City, Iowa. “It’s amazing the bar that has…

Husker sports notes: Nebraska wrestling will send eight to NCAA champion...

For the first time since 2016, Nebraska will send eight wrestlers to the NCAA championships. Seven Huskers — sophomore Chad Red (141), senior Tyler Berger (157), junior Isaiah White (165), freshman Mikey Labriola (174), sophomore Taylor Venz (184), sophomore Eric Schultz (197) and junior David Jensen (285) — clinched automatic bids with their performances at last…

Mavs fall short of NCAA tournament with loss to North Dakota State in Su...

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — On Monday, the NCAA website featured an active list of the 43 teams among the 353 playing Division I men’s basketball that haven’t made an appearance in the NCAA tournament. “Omaha” will remain on it for a little while longer after UNO came up short in the Summit League final. Fourth-seeded…

Peru State wins first Heart of America Athletic Conference tournament ch...

ATCHISON, Kan. – Conference player of the year Lyle Hexom scored 25 points, Brandon Jones finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds, and the No. 24 Peru State men's basketball team won their first ever Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament Championship with a 74-65 victory over No. 1 Benedictine Tuesday night in Atchison, Kan.…